Thursday, September 1, 2016 in
It’s easy to see a home’s entryway as simply functional. It’s
the space you pass through on your way in and out, and usually
serves as a catch-all for coats, boots and the like. But the
entryway is much more than that – it’s the first impression
visitors get of your entire home. Here are five easy...
Friday, August 19, 2016 in
There's no reason to buy a fully-integrated home automation
system that will leave you overwhelmed or broke. Instead, focus on
the items you already use each day and slowly make the right
upgrades to add greater convenience and efficiency to your
day-to-day life. Here are three “Must Haves” to...
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in
When it comes to choosing the right electronic deadbolt, it pays
to do your research. With so many options available, it can be
tough to identify which type of lock best suits your lifestyle. Do
you need a quick and easy way to come and go? Are you looking for a
lock that allows you to be connected...
Friday, July 29, 2016 in
There's no denying that the right electronic keyless lock can
make your day-to-day much more convenient. Having the freedom to
come and go without worrying about getting locked out is a major
relief for many families and ditching the fear that someone may
lose or steal a spare key cannot be...
Monday, July 18, 2016 in
Smart home technology is quickly rising in popularity as
homeowners choose products and devices that not only make
day-to-day activities more convenient, but also give them peace of
mind. When it comes to outfitting your home with this technology,
it pays to understand the steps you should take to...
Friday, June 10, 2016 in
Choosing the right deadbolt lock requires more than picking out
the best deal on the shelf. Take some time to consider your
lifestyle and security needs to find the perfect fit for you. Here
are a few pros and cons of mechanical and electronic locks to help
you choose the most stylish and secure...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in
Re-keying your locks often requires a visit form a local
locksmith which could prove to be more costly than replacing the
locks altogether. It pays to understand when you should re-key your
locks or opt for an upgrade. Here are four times you may consider
re-keying your exterior deadbolts and locks...
Friday, March 11, 2016 in
Installing new door hardware is an easy project that any
homeowner can take on. Whether you're a seasoned remodeler or just
getting started at tackling these projects on your own, with a
little prep work, you can update a whole home in no time. Follow
this door prep checklist to make sure your...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in
Purchasing a new home is an exciting time - especially for the
first-time buyer - but can also be overwhelming. No matter if it's
an older home, a brand new build or a recent flip, there will
always be something you need to work on. Instead of feeling
overwhelmed by the cost of always hiring a...
Monday, November 30, 2015 in
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays and change in
seasons, there are plenty of things to worry about as you wrap up
the year. Don't let your front door be one of them. Here are five
things you should consider doing before winter settles in.
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Architects & Building...
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 in
If you think you need to spend at least $1,000 to get started
with Smart Home devices, you could be doing it wrong. There's no
reason to buy a top of the line, fully-integrated home automation
system that will leave you overwhelmed and broke. Instead, focus on
the items you already use each day and...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in
Mechanical deadbolts have been in use for almost a century. They
were invented to create additional security beyond the standard
door lock which became too easy for burglars to breach. The
deadbolt has come a long way since it was first created with no
shortage of options to suit a homeowner's...
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in
Are you considering a home
remodeling project? There's one simple detail that is often
overlooked but actually makes a huge impact in the look and feel of
your home: your door hardware.
According to a recent survey conducted
online by Hanley Wood, 41% of
professional home builders and remodelers...
Thursday, October 8, 2015 in
Taking the time to survey your home at least once a year for
home security vulnerabilities is a habit that all home owners
should adopt. Take some time to ensure all locks, lights and
sensors are working properly before an intruder takes advantage of
an opportunity. Here are eight steps you can take...
Friday, October 2, 2015 in
Turning your home into a smart home is no longer a complicated,
expensive endeavor meant only for the most technologically savvy.
With advancement in technology and a focus on daily convenience,
even the most common household items can work smarter and make your
life easier. Here are five items you...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 in
Renovating your home is often a financial and emotionally taxing
process that can take months of stress to complete. If you dread
the thought of taking on another costly project, you are not alone.
The good news is - not all remodeling projects need to cost a
fortune to add more value to your home....
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in
Smart home, home automation, connected home, internet of things ...
there are many terms floating around to describe the ability of
adding remote capabilities and monitoring to the home. It's no
wonder consumers have a hard time deciding which products they
need! If you're feeling overwhelmed by the...
Monday, April 13, 2015 in
Curb Appeal - it's what your neighbors see daily, what your
guests see first, what helps sell your home to potential buyers and
what welcomes you home from a long day at the office. During DIY
season, Curb Appeal projects are among the professionals'
favorites. They are often quick, easy and can be...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 in
As spring works its way to life, it's time to get rid of
winter's evidence and give your home a light, clean feeling. For
some, Mother Nature may not be sure which season she wants to stick
with so we put this interior checklist together to help you tackle
little updates while you're still stuck...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in
Imagine a world where you can leave your home for a run and
never worry about hiding a key where - hopefully - no one will see.
Or imagine never locking yourself out of the house or worrying that
you might lose a spare.
That's the world many keyless lock owners live in. Here at
Schlage, we offer a...